Aaron Swartz Fellowship

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The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University announces an annual competition for awarding a fellowship in the area of technology and open access movement.

The Aaron Swartz fellowship is principally intended for experts, scholars, and activists who have strong practical skills in developing technological tools to make knowledge and data broadly available to the public; who have an interest in challenging information management practices in libraries and archives; who are ready to contribute to building innovative technologies based on unorthodox ideas.

The 2018 primary focus areas of the Aaron Swartz fellowship are as follows: proofs of concept on authenticating digital or digitized documents for scholarly or legal evidence; proofs of concept on redefining classical cataloging work with the help of emerging machine learning technologies (data classification, neural networks); implementing new metadata towards automatic cataloging; and generating a new kind of research experience through analysis of user behavior and usage statistics.

All applications and attached materials are due no later than December 31, 2017. Additional information on the fellowship and associated terms and conditions is available on the OSA website: http://www.osaarchivum.org/work-with-us/fellowship/aaron-swartz-fellowship.

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University (CEU) is a complex archival institution. OSA is both a  repository  of important collections, primarily related to the history of the Cold War and grave international human rights violations, and a  laboratory  of archival experiments on new ways of assessing, contextualizing, presenting, and making use of archival documents.